JRI Poland #Poland LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #poland
LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.
The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.
As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/).
To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant
to your research, you can review a file containing previews of all
six batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview
is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the
full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews
are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname.
The previews also include instructions to qualify to receive the
full batch data.
More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator